beurre noisette

Pronunciation: [burr nwah-ZEHT]

The French term for "brown butter," referring to butter cooked to a light hazelnut (noisette) color, the stage before it becomes beurre noir.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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